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Fraser and Ritchie among the subs as unchanged Newcastle take on Brighton

The second of four Premier League matches to take place on Sunday sees Brighton and Hove Albion make the long trip north to face Newcastle United.

Kick-off at St James’ Park is at 14:00 BST.

From a Fantasy perspective, it’s probably fair to say that, in general, there is less riding on this game than in the other three fixtures today.

There is nevertheless still plenty of interest in the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin (£5.5m), Callum Wilson (£6.5m) and Mathew Ryan (£4.5m), all three of whom have double-digit ownerships in Fantasy Premier League.

That trio of players starts this afternoon, with there being only one change to the starting XIs from Gameweek 1 across the two teams combined.

Steve Bruce has unsurprisingly made no alterations to his line-up following the opening-day win over West Ham United.

That means that Ryan Fraser (£6.0m), Miguel Almiron (£6.0m) and Matt Ritchie (£5.0m) have to be content with a place among the substitutes.

Graham Potter’s only change sees Aaron Connolly (£5.5m) come in for Adam Lallana (£6.4m), with the latter having limped out of the defeat to Chelsea last Monday.

Lallana is fit enough for a place on the bench, however.

Ben White (£4.5m) has also recovered from injury and keeps his place in the back three.

There were no goals in either meeting between the two clubs last season.

Indeed, not one of the last six fixtures between Newcastle and Brighton has seen more than two goals scored.


Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Manquillo, Fernandez, Lascelles, Lewis, Hayden, Shelvey, Hendrick, Saint-Maximin, Carroll, Wilson.

Brighton and Hove Albion XI: Ryan, White, Dunk, Webster, Lamptey, Bissouma, Alzate, March, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.

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2,235 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Pedram
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Salah our lord and savior

    1. Captain_Shirokov
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      *Timo

      1. Pedram
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Sold him lol

  2. Flair
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    2 months, 11 days ago

    If Havertz looks good I'd love to have him against West Brom

  3. ace3.1415
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Anyone else considering Trossard?

      1. UnitedRthebest
          2 months, 11 days ago

          yup thinking of going with him in a -8 or -4

      2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Already on -4, would you WC this lot?

        Ryan button
        TAA Doherty Dier Taylor Mitchell
        Salah KDB hames Soucek Gordon
        Kane DCL Mitro

        1. Hect.OR 98th
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No way, definitely not, 0%, don't do it

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Thanks both of you

      3. Bubz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Judging by how this gw has gone, Mane and Havertz will score hat tricks today

        1. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Mane doesn't do hat tricks.
          But neither did Son before today. 🙂

      4. Captain_Shirokov
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Would love for Havertz to bag a few now to punish his sellers too

        and I don't even own him

      5. xHaTr
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        WC Draft:

        Martinez
        Saiss James TAA
        KDB Zaha Salah Son Klich
        Jimenez DCL

        Steer Lamptey Taylor Brewster

      6. Spokey
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Would you do Martial, Rashford, Greenwood to Kane, Son and Trossard for -8? United looked so bad against Palace.

        1. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          No, I’d only changed Rashford to Son for next week.

        2. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          yes

      7. Hansel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        A) Sterling and Adams
        B) Son and Jimmy (-4)

      8. Pep Roulette
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        What to do with McCarthy?

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          I'm good, I'm rotating him with .... Meslier 🙁

        2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Sell sell sell

        3. Eezer Goode, Eberechi Goode
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Keep, Saints look rock solid at the back 🙂

        4. Wrong Captain Choice - Ag i…
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Panic

      9. Dark Side Of The Loon!
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        WC or just Auba + Soucek to KDB + Podence?

        Ryan
        TAA Justin KWP Mitchell
        Salah Auba Soucek
        Werner Martial Kane

        Steer Bissouma Stephens Ferguson

        Thanks a lot!

        1. Shineonme
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          at least Aud to KDB

      10. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Have to say, was furious during the Spurs game and all of you cheered me up. I'd like to thank you all before a Salah hattie sends me back into the abyss

        1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Salah to blank today

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 11 days ago

            I hope so

            1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Non owner?

              1. Flair
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Correct

      11. Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Salah 3
        Timo 2
        TAA 1

        Chelsea 2 - 5 Liverpool

        1. Babelcopter
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          * Mane 1

        2. Kannbury
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Would be happy with that!

        3. raff97
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          A lot of people here recommending ASM-> Podence. Have people seen Semedo to Wolves strong rumours? If Semedo joins hell take Adams position and Adama takes Podence's

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yeh, that's up in the air now. Hopefully some can hang on until the window closes before using their WC.

        4. Vertigo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Someone's on 216 points already.

          1. Hattrick Harry
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Thats good without wc and reasonable with wc

        5. sirmorbach
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          What do you make out of Frank Lampard's lineup?

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Defensive. With poor defenders.

          2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Casual 😉

          3. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Salah will run riot

          4. Shineonme
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Looks slightly defensive to me

        6. kempc23
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Last week I didnt have Salah as I was arrogant and thought I knew better than the crowd. 33 points overall. I almost completely lost interest, and was ready to give up. Decided to not even bother with any transfers.

          68 points this week so far, with 5 to go. And I love fantasy football again. Still No Salah, so lets hope he doesnt burn me again!

        7. nerd_is_the_werd
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          We just need a Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool.
          TAA corner + VVD header.

          1. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            *TAA free kick

        8. ManofKent
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Best 4.5 for wildcarders - I think Bissouma might not be the best pick...

          1. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Anguissa easily the best

          2. NABIL - 1 season 1der
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Reed maybe

          3. Hazz
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            In fairness even if he's out for a few matches, Bissouma is alright.

        9. Differentiator
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Guess I'll just hang on with Bissouma on the bench

        10. Hattrick Harry
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Fab down wheres Werner yc?

          1. UnitedRthebest
              2 months, 11 days ago

              ref has him in fpl

          2. Rinseboy
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Havertz to score now I have sold Fully ready for it this week

          3. Infected by ebolasie
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            G2g without wildcard?

            Mccarthy
            Trent Davies Ayling
            Son Salah ASM Jrod
            Mitro Werner Jimi

            Steer Justin Bissouma Ferguson
            3.5ITB 0FT

            Obviously a lot of issues but I feel like I could get away with just ASM -> Podence

            1. House Frey Wedding Planner
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              ASM to Mahrez or Foden

          4. UnitedRthebest
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Thoughts on a -4 for Auba to KDB and JWP/ASM to Trossard?

            • Tony Martial
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              What should I do ?

              McCarthy Steer
              Trent Ayling Justin Taylor KWP
              Bruno Auba Salah ASM Soucek
              DCL Werner Wickham.

            • House Frey Wedding Planner
              • 2 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              What to do for next week?

              McCarthy, (Steer)
              TAA, Dier, Justin, (Ampadu), (Mitchell)
              Salah, Auba, JWP, ASM
              Mitrovic, Kane, Martial

              1FT, 0.5 itb

              Plan was to get Auba out for a City player but I feel I need to get an Everton player in (DCL or Jrod).

              Do I:

              a) Auba & ASM out, Jrod & Mahrez/Foden in (-4 hit)
              b) Auba out, Sterling in (no hit)
              c) Auba & ASM out, Sterling & Foden/ any player 6.5 or less in (-4 hit)
              d) another suggestion?

              Cheers!

            • Sam-not-so-wise
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Told everyone Bamford was essential pre season... you laughed then 🙂

              1. ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Until Rodrigo displaces him. 😛

                Kidding, the kid is good.

              2. El Fenomeno R9
                • 5 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Want to sell him,play only 65min and very lucky

              3. james 101
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                They laughed at Louis Armstrong when he said he was going to the moon...

            • ZeBestee
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              How good is Podence? Havent seen much of him

              1. soup natsi
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Is he the best 5.5 mid? No one asking this

            • FPL Kaka
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              2 months, 11 days ago

              I am sorry but Salah's rubbish away stats cannot be ignored, he couldn't even muster up an assist against 10 men.

              He is a different animal at home

            • BNMC
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 11 days ago

              Asking for a friend. His team has 3 Liverpool players and Jota. What will happen to his team when Jota is moved to Liverpool?

              1. Nimby
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 2 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                It'll blow up.

              2. james 101
                • 8 Years
                2 months, 11 days ago

                Can’t make a transfer until he swaps out a pool player I think

                Can not transfer though abd play all three

                I mean. If he wants to play jota